Dr. Jackson Named 2016 Citizen Laureate

President Shirley Ann Jackson has been named a recipient of the University at Albany Foundation's Citizen Laureate Award. Established in 1977, the Citizen Laureate Awards honor outstanding leaders in business and industry, government, and academia, and are the most prestigious honors bestowed by the foundation. Dr. Jackson will receive the Academic Laureate Award, which recognizes individuals for their notable achievements in academia and research, at an awards dinner which will take place on Thursday, October 27, at the SEFCU Arena on the University at Albany campus.

Department of Economics Event Scheduled for September 28

September 28, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Sage 4711

Professor Will Olney of Williams College will present "Globalization and Executive Compensation."



Clubhouse Pub to Host September "Painting at the Pub" Event

Thursday, September 29, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Where: Rensselaer Pub
Cost: $15-27.49
Description: Come join us at the Clubhouse Pub at RPI for a fun night of creativity! Open to the public! At this event, which is open to the public, art teacher Nikki DeMagistris will provide step-by-step instructions on how to paint this month's "Kayaking" scene.
Contact: Rensselaer Union 518-276-6505



EHS Schedules Hazards Communication RCRA Seminar

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: Human Resources-Gurley Building
Description: This informational session is one in a series of Environmental Health and Safety sessions designed to convey Rensselaer policy and program information. This session satisfies the course requirement associated with Faculty and Staff EHS course curriculums, provided in Traincaster and on associated Performance Management Tools. For more information regarding this session or associated EHS training content, please contact Will Fahey at extension 2318 or at faheyw@rpi.edu.
Contact: Will Fahey 518-276-2318


TIAA-CREF to Offer Confidential Counseling October 18

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Where: HR, Gurley Bldg, 2nd Floor
Description: A TIAA Financial Consultant will be on campus for one-on-one consultations on a broad range of retirement topics. Attend this upcoming event to help you become better informed and more confident about Rensselaer's retirement plan benefits. Consultations will be conducted in 60 minute increments. To schedule your individual retirement counseling, please call TIAA-CREF,1-800-732-8353 or online at https://publictools.tiaa-cref.org/public/publictools/events/meetingatworkplace
Contact: Human Resources 518-276-6302


Seminar on Back Safety and Ergonomics Scheduled for October 18

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Where: Human Resources-Gurley Building
Description: This informational session is one in a series of Environmental Health and Safety sessions designed to convey Rensselaer policy and program information. This session satisfies the course requirement associated with Faculty and Staff EHS course curriculums, provided in Traincaster and on associated Performance Management Tools. For more information regarding this session or associated EHS training content, please contact Will Fahey at extension 2318 or at faheyw@rpi.edu.
Contact: Will Fahey 518-276-2318


Virtual Co-Terminal Information Session to be Held October 18

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Where: Union 3202 Third Floor-Union
Description: Want to get your bachelor's AND master's degrees in five years? Come learn about the Co-Terminal program! Registration is recommended.
Contact: Office of Graduate Education 518-276-6488


Student Experience Office to Continue "Personal Resilience: Life & Learning Academy" Series

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Academy Hall Auditorium
Description: Building resilience is a critical strategy in developing a self that is able to tolerate adversity and succeed in difficult situations. While many people can persist when things are easy or enjoyable, being resilient means having the ability to manage distress and to bounce back in difficult situations or environments. In this seminar, which is part two of a three-art series, Keith Anderson, Ph.D., will discuss how this important skill is not something you learn from a book, but from managing the experiences of life.
Contact: Student Experience office (518) 276-8022


Foundry-RPI Meeting to be Held October 18

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: J Building, third floor
Description: Student entrepreneurs obtain feedback from their peers and learn the practices of entrepreneurship and management. Test your business model while receiving input and support from your classmates and gain tactical and leadership skill-building. Entrepreneurs, those just starting out with an idea or looking to join a startup, alumni, and business community who can add to the community atmosphere are welcome to attend. Also join the Google group to stay informed!
Contact: Kelly Reardon 518.276.2650


Navigating Difficult Conversations Topic of "Let's Talk" Workshop

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Rensselaer Union Room 3502
Description: Let's Talk workshops are a skill development series focused on successfully communicating across difference. This month's workshop reviews microaggressions and the triggering event cycle, and how to address discomfort in talking about social identities.
Contact: Rensselaer Union 518-276-6505